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From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

1. From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

Discover everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer on a guided full-day trip from Galway. Pass through charming villages along the coast and into the heart of Connemara. Meet your guide at the Kinley Hostel early in the morning and hop on the comfortable tour vehicle which will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill, and along the coast, through Barna, Spiddal, and Inverin. Listen to entertaining tales about the culture and history of the area from your professional local guide and driver. Enjoy stops along the way for tea and a visit to the Quiet Man Cottage replica. Continue through bogs and onto the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone next to Derrygimlagh Bog. Head along Sky Road and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic. Stop for 3 hours at the Connemara National Park. Take your time to explore the more than 3,000 hectares of bog, mountains, grasslands, and woodlands. Return to Galway and take photos along the way at Kylemore Abbey and the Quiet Man Bridge.

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From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour

2. From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour

Explore picturesque little fishing villages and tour the magnificent Kylemore Abbey. Start in the morning and hit coastal road through the villages of Connemara. En route, your locally-sourced and fully-trained driver and guide will entertain you with facts and tales from the areas passed. Enjoy a stop at Peacockes Hotel for a tea or coffee. Drive through the bog landscape to the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone. AFter that, it's on to the Derrygimlagh bog and Wild Atlantic Way. Make the most of a 3 hour stop at the jewel of the crown of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy this magnificent castle before journeying back to Galway via the Inagh valley, including a stop on the Quiet Man Bridge.

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Wild Atlantic Way: Sea Kayaking along Mannin Bay, Connemara

3. Wild Atlantic Way: Sea Kayaking along Mannin Bay, Connemara

Get off the beaten track and into a sea kayak at Bundouglas in Connemara for an unforgettable experience. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way from the salty waves as you set off on this exciting adventure. Expect to see stunning sea caves and arches created over hundreds of years by the power of the ocean, as well as a variety of marine life and perhaps even a dolphin. Kayak safely with your guides in and around the stunning Connemara coast and coves, and the magnificent cliffs near Cleggan Head. All necessary equipment is provided, including sit-on-top kayaks, paddles, wetsuits, buoyancy aids, and snorkeling gear. All you need to bring is your swimwear, a towel, a pair of sneakers you don’t mind getting wet, and perhaps a waterproof camera.

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Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

4. Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). We join our coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park(admission included). On to the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next we visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay overnighting in the heart of Galway City(3 star hotel accommodation - bed and full Irish breakfast) Day 2 At 10:00h we head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. See lots of breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. We return to Galway for our return InterCity train to Dublin Heuston arriving at 21:00h. Prices are per person sharing - single room supplement applies Departs Daily (Monday - Saturday)

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Connemara: Coasteering on the Wild Atlantic Way

5. Connemara: Coasteering on the Wild Atlantic Way

Get your adrenaline pumping with Coasteering, an exhilarating experience suitable for all levels. Explore Connemara’s west coast up-close like never before. Be ready to embrace a combination of adventure swimming, climbing, scrambling and cliff jumping. Explore the natural wonders of gullies, caves, cracks and different rock formations created by the sea. Each session is unique, as your expert guide will use one of various sites to ensure that you have the best experience Coasteering in Connemara. Benefit from your session being tailored to suit the group’s sense of adventure, fitness, and ability.

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From Clifden: Connemara Hill Walking

6. From Clifden: Connemara Hill Walking

Set the day aside, pack a picnic, and get ready to explore the magnificent Connemara mountains on foot. Enjoy the surreal natural beauty of the area, stopping to take in the picturesque views. Suited to both beginners and experienced hikers, choose to be fully guided or step-up the adventure by learning the art of navigation using a map and compass. The Twelve Bens, the Maam Turks and the Mweelrea mountains in Connemara, Co Galway are all dominant topographical features in Ireland with some of the most stunning views in the country and are a "must do" when visiting the area.

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What people are saying about Clifden

very good, interesting guide

comfortable combination of transport (train+bus), reliable organisation, exhaustive information, very interesting, poetic guide, wish to have more time for the cliffs. Galway is very good choice to stay and for the overnight, nice hotel Victoria. On the other hand - the tour was not cheap.

Despite the bad weather, the tour was very interesting. Gordon (the tour guide) gave us a lot of interesting information. I definitely recommend going to Kylemore Abbey because the building and grounds are so beautiful.

The trip will be led by an experienced and professional team.

The tour provided everything they promised / described. Elaborate, uncomplicated, lots of sights, Interesting descriptions (from the guide).

A wonderful experience thanks to our guide Jerry who managed to show us all the beauties of Connemara in humor, poetry and song.

Beautiful drive to kylemore with stops along the way. Our host, Mike, was awesome.